Monthly Archives: May 2016

Faye Ellis, 99

Faye Ellis, 99, of Huntingtown, formerly of Cobb Island died Monday May 30, 2016. Born in Paducah, TX she was a daughter of the late Columbus and Susie (Kyle) Wisdom. She was married to the late J.D. Ellis for 48 years prior to his passing in 1985. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling...
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Gunther H. Priester, 77

Gunther H. Priester, 77, of Tracys Landing died on Sunday May 29, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Helsinki, Finland he was a son of the late Adolf and Fanny (Akerfelt) Priester. He was a veteran of both the Finnish and United States Armies. He was employed by Baltimore...
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Donna Marie Farrell

Donna Marie Farrell

Donna Marie Farrell, a lifelong resident of Bushwood in St. Mary’s County, died on May 27, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Born on September 17, 1945, she was the daughter of William Johnson Farrell and Martha Louise Graves Farrell, both deceased. Donna attended Catholic schools, graduating from St. Mary’s Academy in Leonardtown...
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William Michael “Billy” Barrett, 51

William Michael “Billy” Barrett, 51

William Michael “Billy” Barrett, 51, long time resident of Brandywine, MD, died on May 25, 2016 at his residence in Accokeek, MD. Born August 15, 1964 at Malcom Grow Medical Center AAFB, Maryland, he was the son of the late William Millard Barrett and the late Eleanor Trosino Barrett. Billy is survived by his...
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Hit & Run Motorcycle Collision Results in Serious Injuries for La Plata Man

Hit & Run Motorcycle Collision Results in Serious Injuries for La Plata Man

On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Maryland Route 228 at Cassidy Street, Waldorf. As a result of the collision, a male operator was seriously injured. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the La...
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James Jarrells

James Jarrells

James Jarrells entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:00am until time of service 11:00am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD. Interment following at Parklawn Cemetery, Rockville, MD.
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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Charles County – Thursday-Saturday, June 2-4, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Charles County – Thursday-Saturday, June 2-4, 2016

Graduations for all Charles County High Schools will take place on June 2-4 at the Convocation Center at North Point High School in Waldorf. The schedule is as follows: Thursday, June 2: 7 p.m.: North Point High School Friday, June 3: 9 a.m.: Westlake High School 2 p.m.: Lackey High School 7 p.m.: McDonough...
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Police in Calvert County Make Two Arrests at Prince Frederick Wawa

Police in Calvert County Make Two Arrests at Prince Frederick Wawa

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at approximately 10:35 pm, Trooper First Class Costello from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the Wawa on Costley Way/Market Square Drive, in Prince Frederick for a reported disorderly person. Upon arrival he observed two people causing a disturbance yelling profanities at each other. Antonio M. Davis, 23...
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St. Charles Companies Announce 2016 Scholarship Winners

St. Charles Companies Announce 2016 Scholarship Winners

The St. Charles Companies announces that four St. Charles, MD area students have been selected for the 2016 St. Charles Community Scholarship awards and the Apartments of St. Charles award. The scholarships are funded annually by the St. Charles Companies and conducted in cooperation with the Charles County Scholarship Fund. Amanda Smith, Jeanne Dela...
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Newtowne Players to Hold Auditions for Fall Production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Newtowne Players to Hold Auditions for Fall Production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Newtowne Players will hold auditions for its fall production of Anita Loos’ “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” on Friday, June 17 and Sunday, June 19. Both will be 6:30-8 p.m. at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 S. Coral Drive in Lexington Park (near the Post Office). Age ranges for both male and female parts are from 15...
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State Police Arrest Charlotte Hall Man on Sexual Solicitation Charges

State Police Arrest Charlotte Hall Man on Sexual Solicitation Charges

Maryland State Police investigators from the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) arrested a St. Mary’s County man on sexual solicitation related felony charges yesterday. The accused is identified as Joseph Hall, Jr., 31, of the 37000 block of New Market Road in Charlotte Hall. Hall was arrested yesterday at 7:30 a.m....
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From Kindergarten Through High School, St. Mary’s Ryken Senior Never Missed a Day

From Kindergarten Through High School, St. Mary’s Ryken Senior Never Missed a Day

As a pitcher for St. Mary’s Ryken High School’s baseball team, senior Tyler Cryer knows it is rare and difficult to pitch a perfect game. However, Cryer “pitched a perfect game” in his academic career – compiling a perfect attendance record from kindergarten through his senior year at the Leonardtown high school. “I’m not...
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In Case You Missed it – News from the Past Few Days

In Case You Missed it – News from the Past Few Days

Here are a few of our top news stories from the past few days that you may have missed while enjoying your Memorial Day weekend with friends and family. In Case You Missed it                  
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Serious Crash at Maryland International Raceway

Serious Crash at Maryland International Raceway

On Sunday, May 29, 2016 at approximately 1:10 p.m., at Maryland International Raceway, Bill Meadows of Midland, Virginia, lost control in his 2005 Grand Am pro mod and hit the wall twice. The race car caught on fire and the track emergency response team quickly extinguished the fire and removed Meadows’ from his car. The operator...
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Robert Elzie McCeney, 79

Robert Elzie McCeney, 79

Robert Elzie McCeney, 79, of Deale, MD passed away May 29, 2016 at Burnett – Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick, MD. He was born July 15, 1936 in Washington, DC to Herbert Leslie and Edith Elizabeth (Dove) McCeney. He was raised in Falls Church, VA and was a 1955 graduate of Falls Church...
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David Ronald Muller Jr., 32

David Ronald Muller, Jr. of Chesapeake Beach, MD died on May 28, 2016 at the age of 32. David was born in Richmond, VA and is the son of Katherine Richards Muller and David Ronald Muller. David was a devoted son and brother who loved his family. He grew up in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/30/2016 to 6/3/2016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/30/2016 to 6/3/2016

During the week of May 30 to June 3, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m....
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St. Mary’s County – Critical Missing Person – LOCATED

St. Mary’s County – Critical Missing Person – LOCATED

UPDATE – On Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 6:10 the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement: The missing person has been located. 5/30/2016 @ 1:20 p.m.: Corey Michael Davis, last seen in Hollywood, MD around 6 p.m. last night. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in...
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Police Investigating ATV Collision on Fresh Pond Neck Road

Police Investigating ATV Collision on Fresh Pond Neck Road

On Saturday, May 28, 2016 at approximately 9:00 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an ATV collision on Fresh Pond Neck Road. Officers arrived on scene and discovered the ATV in a grassy area on the side of the road. The driver and passenger both had...
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Catherine Caroline “Rina” Biscoe, 65

Catherine Caroline “Rina” Biscoe, 65

Catherine Caroline “Rina” Biscoe, 65, of Lexington Park, MD passed away May 23, 2016 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born July 24, 1950 in Hollywood, MD to the late Raymond Joseph Somerville and Mary Cecilia Spears Bond. Rina was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. She was employed for over 27 dedicated years...
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Ride-hailing Services Raise Questions About Safety

Ride-hailing Services Raise Questions About Safety

In many parts of the country – and indeed, around the world – a ride-booking service is as close and easy to use as launching an app on a smartphone. But after nearly unimpeded growth in an industry that didn’t exist a decade ago, around 30 U.S. jurisdictions have passed new ride-hailing regulatory legislation,...
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Donald Giampetroni Recognized as Maryland Star of Life Award Recipient

Donald Giampetroni Recognized as Maryland Star of Life Award Recipient

Charles County Department of Emergency Services Paramedic Donald Giampetroni was recognized as a Maryland Star of Life Award recipient by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. Giampetroni was recognized for his lifesaving efforts during the 2016 10K Across the Bay Run on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The Maryland Star of Life Award...
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Cove Point Park and Kings Landing Park Pools Open for Season

Cove Point Park and Kings Landing Park Pools Open for Season

The Calvert County Division of Parks and Recreation will reopen Cove Point Park and Kings Landing Park pools Saturday, May 28. Both pools will be open Fridays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 28 through Thursday, June 16, with the exclusion of Memorial Day. On...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit Conducts Seatbelt Enforcement

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit Conducts Seatbelt Enforcement

Toward Zero Deaths Maryland has begun a statewide initiative to promote seatbelt safety and enforce seatbelt laws through the “Click-it or Ticket Campaign”. As part of the effort to educate people on the dangers of riding in or operating a motor vehicle without wearing a seatbelt, Sheriff Troy Berry said the Charles County Sheriff’s...
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Safety and Cleaning Tips from SMO to Prep your Grill for the Holiday eekend

Safety and Cleaning Tips from SMO to Prep your Grill for the Holiday eekend

Memorial Day is here again! Whether you’re traveling to visit family and friends or staying home, your plans probably involve digging out the grill for a good summer cookout. Food on the grill is everyone’s favorite part about the holiday weekend, and we want to help you make sure your grill is ready for...
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